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Swedish Homeowners' Attitude towards Water-Based Heating Systems

Technical Report:

Abstract

In 2004 and 2007, we conducted questionnaire surveys of 1,500 randomly selected Swedish homeowners of detached houses to understand their attitude towards adopting an innovative heating system (IHS). The results showed that there was no substantial change in homeowners' attitude towards IHSs. More than 80% of the respondents did not intend to install a new heating system. Economic aspects and functional reliability were the most important factors in the respondents' choice of heating system while environmental factors were of less importance. Installers were the most frequently consulted source of information on heating systems. Respondents perceived the relative advantage of pellet boilers over oil or electricity-based heating systems, but bedrock heat pump system was ranked higher than pellet heating system in every aspect except for investment cost. Pellet heating system has advantages with respect to investment cost. District heating system was considered as most functionally reliable and automatic. Keywords: Heat sector, socio-economic aspects, market implementation
Authors:
Gustavsson, L; Mahapatra, K [1] 
  1. Mid Sweden Univ., Ecotechnology, SE-831 25 Oestersund (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 2008
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NEI-SE-672
Resource Relation:
Conference: World Bioenergy 2008. Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for energy, Joenkoeping (Sweden), 05/27/2008--05/29/2008; Other Information: World Bioenergy 2008. Proceedings| 621 p.; Conference Literature; 6 refs., 1 fig., 7 tabs.
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOFUELS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; PUBLIC OPINION; HOUSES; SWEDEN; COST; HEATING SYSTEMS; MARKET; SPACE HEATING
OSTI ID:
941292
Research Organizations:
Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO), Stockholm (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: SE0807271; ISBN 978-91-977624-0-3; ISBN 978-91-977624-0-3; TRN: SE0807302
Availability:
Available from: Swedish Bioenergy Association, SE-111 23 Stockholm, Sweden or E-Mail: Info@svebio.se
Submitting Site:
SWD
Size:
193-198 pages
Announcement Date:
Nov 21, 2008

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Gustavsson, L, and Mahapatra, K. Swedish Homeowners' Attitude towards Water-Based Heating Systems. Sweden: N. p., 2008. Web.
Gustavsson, L, & Mahapatra, K. Swedish Homeowners' Attitude towards Water-Based Heating Systems. Sweden.
Gustavsson, L, and Mahapatra, K. 2008. "Swedish Homeowners' Attitude towards Water-Based Heating Systems." Sweden.
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title = {Swedish Homeowners' Attitude towards Water-Based Heating Systems}
author = {Gustavsson, L, and Mahapatra, K}
abstractNote = {In 2004 and 2007, we conducted questionnaire surveys of 1,500 randomly selected Swedish homeowners of detached houses to understand their attitude towards adopting an innovative heating system (IHS). The results showed that there was no substantial change in homeowners' attitude towards IHSs. More than 80% of the respondents did not intend to install a new heating system. Economic aspects and functional reliability were the most important factors in the respondents' choice of heating system while environmental factors were of less importance. Installers were the most frequently consulted source of information on heating systems. Respondents perceived the relative advantage of pellet boilers over oil or electricity-based heating systems, but bedrock heat pump system was ranked higher than pellet heating system in every aspect except for investment cost. Pellet heating system has advantages with respect to investment cost. District heating system was considered as most functionally reliable and automatic. Keywords: Heat sector, socio-economic aspects, market implementation}
place = {Sweden}
year = {2008}
month = {Oct}
}